A plant with buried stem.
Almost ripen fruit
This monoecious member
of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1888. It is
found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil
with little water and lots of sun. The thickened rootstock can grow
to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the vines will crawl for two
meters and the flowers are yellow.
*It is reliant on a
deep water layer in the ground and morning fogs, and need some water
when in culture.